American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Overlook

OVERLOOK’, v.t.

1. To view from a higher place; applied to persons; as, to stand on a hill and overlook a city.

2. To stand in a more elevated place, or to rise so high as to afford the means of looking down on; applied to things. The tower overlooked the town.

3. To see from behind or over the shoulder of another; to see from a higher position; as, to overlook a paper when one is writing.

4. To view fully; to peruse.

5. To inspect; to superintend; to oversee; implying care and watchfulness.

He was present in person to overlook the magistrates.

6. To review; to examine a second time or with care.

The time and care that are required to overlook, and file and polish well.

7. To pass by indulgently; to excuse; not to punish or censure; as, to overlook faults.

8. To neglect; to slight.

They overlook truth in the judgment they pass on adversity and prosperity.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Overlook," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed July 22, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GNZETTKU8PY2QVF.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Overlook." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 22 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GNZETTKU8PY2QVF.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Overlook' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GNZETTKU8PY2QVF.